It was a random day, a girl was scrolling through her Instagram nonchalantly – it was a boring lesson anyway, when she received a DM. It’s normal to receive DMs, though not ones asking a girl to suddenly model. Surprise had taken her, she’d never considered it, but the idea intrigued her and she decided to give it a shot. That modeling shot turned into so much more; it turned into modeling for Glamour House, Jude bin Halim, Mademoiselle, Bazic, and so much more. She’s been featured on CairoScene as well in one of their latest posts. On that random day; Laila Ezzat – model extraordinaire – was born.
Laila is a 19 year old AISE graduate – currently taking a gap year – whose got to be one of the fiercest girls I’ve ever seen, she radiates power, confidence, and a bit of intimidation, she’s quite the successful up and coming model after all, though, don’t let that phase you – she’s got a sweet side and a pure heart. Ezzat might have started modeling by chance but we prefer to think it was Fate. She believes that she’s on journey to get to know herself, not particularly sure where she’s going or who she is, she’s sure though that wherever life takes her, she’ll find something to add to her identity.
Laila believes in the state of just being, not only that, but she’s also convinced that beauty is temporary and that’s why – to her – modeling probably is too. Beauty isn’t everything and beauty standards change, and according to Ezzat, that’s exactly why she goes with the flow, whatever life washes up her shore, she’ll make the best of it.
She loves taking photos and traveling, be it things from her point of view, herself, food, or just a random breathtaking photo from her travels – Laila just has to capture them all and she does so exquisitely. Her Instagram feed is enough proof – trust me. To her, photography is very important because it allows her to portray the way she sees the world to other people – a mild form of self expression.
“I love simplicity, and enjoy the simple things in life, I find my happiness in doing good for others and making them happy because at the end of the day it’s the only thing that stays with you during Life – that goodness, after all, if you aren’t doing that then what are you doing with your life?”
In case you were wondering, no Ezzat isn’t one for fancy outings or elaborate plans – she’s more of a “let’s go ride a horse by the pyramids” and “yalla nenzel el ahwa” type of girl – best of both worlds I think. Oh, and don’t try to dare her to do anything because headstrong and stubborn are two qualities that don’t even begin to cover Ezzat, she’ll never take no for an answer, and she’ll always find a way to do things her way and make success regardless. Ezzat honestly couldn’t get any better, she’s honest, gorgeous, passionate, headstrong, and sweet.
Laila Ezzat is a name to be remembered cause before you know it – it will be revered. This girl is a prime example for empowerment. She might not be the best model out there, but you cannot deny her skill, talent, or passion. So Laila, we wish you luck on your journey, and may Life send good things your way if only to repay you the inspiration you drive into people every day, till next time.
Oh and by the way – that DM was only sent last March.